Members of the Police Service Commission (PSC) are set to go on strike indefinitely next Monday over alleged labor violations.
The PSC’s Joint Union Congress (JUC) made the announcement in a letter to Musiliu Smith, the perplexed chairman of the commission.
According to a letter signed by Adoyi Adoyi, chairman of Joint Union Congress, PSC chapter, Abayomi Anthony, chairman of Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU), Yusuf Nasidi, secretary of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) and Remi Ogundeji, secretary of NCSU. the affected members launched a three-day warning strike in January 2022 but decided to call it off to start dialogue.
“You may wish to recall that the Joint Union Congress of the Police Service Commission had embarked on a 3-day warning strike on Monday 24 January 2022, which was suspended in the national interest to embrace dialogue and reconciliation.”
“As a responsible union, we make bold to state that all the conditions necessary for continuous working harmony have been breached by the management, hence our resort to continue with our agitation until our earlier agreements are fully implemented.”
“Following from the above, therefore, the union and the entire staff do hereby serve a notice of indefinite strike to the Management, beginning on Monday, 29 August 2022.” the letter read partly.”
The workers’ strike follows disagreements between Police Inspector General Usman Baba and PSC workers over who is responsible for recruiting, promoting and appointing police officers and officers.